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RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

Keep looking for one, they're better than most DPs. We're from Alaska and bought ours in Colorado sight unseen but we got about a hundred pictures checking on all of the small details. Flew to CO, did the inspection and drove off in it. The seller even filled the fuel and put a case of water in the cold fridge.
Trackrig 07/18/19 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

She's probably trying to get what she owes on it. I haven't been checked lately how many hours are on our gen set, probably around 1000. Great generator, never any problems with it. A friend had the dash air controls go bad, it was over $500 for it. I just put two new Michelins on the front and it was over $1300 without taxes.
Trackrig 07/18/19 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

They got rid of the geaseable fan hub because 90% of the people never greased them resulting in a lot of failures so they installed a permanently greased hub bearing. Of course they'll eventually fail but MH people don't put enough milage on them to worry about it. If you buy it, I can give you a lot of pointers on this particular DP.
Trackrig 07/17/19 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

Here's something you need to check if you buy it. There were a couple of years there that the white plastic antifreeze tanks were made of bad plastic that didn't hold up the e gine heat well. They developed a lot of spider heat cracks and then started leaking. The tank is located on top of the right corner of the radiator. If it looks new then it's probably been changed. If it has cracks, change it before you load the closet as everything has to be unloaded from it. If you have to change it, I'd recommend having Freightliner flush the cooling system and install their long life coolant good for 6 years or 600,000 miles.
Trackrig 07/16/19 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

It's definitely a Freightliner. On the wall to the left of the driver's seat should be a large white tag on the wall. It should include Freightliner's VIN number. It may be hidden behind the curtain. I've been watching my roof as I plan to install solar next year. I didn't want to have to take the solar off to install a new roof. Mine is in good shape and should have a number of years left on it.
Trackrig 07/15/19 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

We have the 2005 39S Excursion which we bought about seven years ago and it's been a great MH. We're up to about 80,000 miles and just entered northern California headed south. Ask any questions you would like info on or pictures of. Bill
Trackrig 07/14/19 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for motorhome to travel to Alaska suggestions?

I'm going to assume you'll be traveling north in the summer months and not the middle of winter??? Get one with slides - be comfortable. But, you should get one you can use with the slides closed if need be. By that I mean you need to be able to use the kitchen, use the bathroom and use the bedroom without any problems. We leave our slides in more when it's very hot out for better cooling, but have left them in at night when it's cold. The interior of Canada and Alaska can be very warm during the summer months. Make sure you get a MH with two good working 15K air conditioners and a good dash air conditioner. Bill
Trackrig 06/10/19 09:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: At what point do I need a WD hitch?

When it squats a lot. What issues are you having - is the trailer swaying? Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 09:37pm Towing
RE: Thoughts: 6.5' bed v. 8' bed

By the time I put in the 120 gal fuel tank and a Knak box, I don't know if there'd be anything left of 6.5' bed for me. On my new truck I'll probably put a 10' flat bed. Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 wheel dolly or flat tow?

Whether or not to use a dolly is sort of like who likes a Ford vs a Chevy or a Dodge. For myself, I don't use one. = It's one more set of tires, electrical and bearings to maintain = It's one more thing to hook-up in the rain = Since you plan on a Class C, finding room at your spot to put it = If you can do some of the work to put a tow bar and the electrical connections on the toad yourself, you can do this car and the next one for the price of dolly Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

A few notes on the Parks highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage. I drove it twice recently. Basically the road and bridges are fine, there isn't any earthquake damage - I'm glad that subject has died out. The Parks has mile post signs up every mile which start at 0 leaving Anch. Having said that there's no earthquake damage, there is a lot of frost heaves in the road between mile post 260 (north of Healy) down to MP 200 (south of Cantwell). Slow down, they can sneak up on you quickly as you go around a corner or over a hill - you won't see them. I was just driving my truck (maybe a little over the speed limit) and left the ground in two spots - you've been warned. Also further south, a little north of Talkeetna, there's about 25 miles of normal summer road construction with pilot cars. So build stops and slow going into your schedule. As summer gets here there will be additional road construction, but you should be used to it by this point after traveling through Canada. And remember, or know, that on all main roads in Alaska the freight and fuel trucks are hauling doubles so they're stretched out to 102' in length. This isn't a problem as Alaska builds more passing lanes every year. Stay in the right hand lanes so they can get around you. Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 11:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salesman trying to talk me out of a Class C

Tell him that you want the Class C now and when you get tired of it in a year or so, he can then sell you a Class A........... Just for the view out of the front windows of Class A, I'd never own a Class C. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 07:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camper fell

I would look for a local contractor with a boom truck, rough terrain crane or a forklift 8' forks. As you know now, you shouldn't have had it sitting on just the jacks. Cheap insurance is two stacks of pallets for four 55-gal drums....... Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Performance difference between jumper cable and Lithium pack

One of differences would be the length of cables carrying the power. My jumper cables are 25' long and made of very heavy cable. I do have a couple of booster units and their cables are maybe 2' long if you pull hard. Shorter cables don't need to be near as thick/heavy. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 03:07pm Tech Issues
Ontario Canada scraps travelers medical coverage

Due to costs (what else is new) Ontario is canceling all out of country medical costs telling people to acquire (pay for) private insurance. News article Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 11:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: What's the current web address to use for pictures?

Thanks, that's what I needed. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 11:27am Tech Issues
What's the current web address to use for pictures?

The two addresses I had are no longer working. Bill
Trackrig 05/01/19 11:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 24 to 29 Foot TT...Does Size Matter That Much?

The length to us effects mostly the bed and inside seating rather than towing or parking it. Look at the bed in most of the short units. Do you have room to walk around it and bend over to make the bed? Can you get into the bed from both sides or does one of you have to climb over top of the other? Is there enough room to turn around in the bedroom and bathroom? We have a 26' TT now and are looking for a 29' TT. A few more feet makes a much more enjoyable RV. Bill
Trackrig 04/30/19 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running the generator while driving

Yes, you're fine. Bill
Trackrig 04/29/19 10:08am Beginning RVing
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

We have a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion 39S with a Cat C7 towing a Jeep Wrangler. I don't keep fuel records, but I can get at least 6.7mpg - I know I can get 600 miles out of the 100 gal tank. In 2005, the Excursion was the fancier model of the Discovery, probably slightly heavier as it's 6" taller than the Discovery and we always travel with at least a half tank of water. Bill
Trackrig 04/28/19 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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